Bastogne Belgium is famous for its war history, it is the same area where the famous Battle of the Bulge took place, The town is famous for it war museums, memorials, monuments and cemeteries, economy of Bastogne is mostly based on timber production, Business of timber is running in the blood of Bastogne citizens from centuries.
Although this town is quite far from the famous and big cities of belgium but it is connected well, Bastogne lies on the highway to Luxembourg from the capital Brussels.
Although it is a small town, but every year, thousands of tourists make their way to this town to see the memorials of war, So there is proper dedicated tourists accommodation system, with number of places to visit and things to do, You will find expensive hotels as well as relatively low cost lodges for staying at Bastogne Belgium, Whenever you visit this town, you will see a flock of tourists.
Another famous thing apart from Battle of Bulge is the beer of Bulge, There are couple of breweries in Bastogne, Who are famous for producing top notch drinks, which is also exported to number of countries.
While exploring the culture and norms of Bastogne, You will see that whole town is somehow affected or related to the heinous World War II, Each year there are number of festivals arranged to promote the culture and art of Bastogne belgium, There are art exhibitions and musical performance in the festivals which are really worth spending time and money for. Now lets move on the best places of Bastogne Belgium to visit.
Best Places of Bastogne Belgium
It is a small town and you won’t find many tourists attractions in Bastogne Belgium, But there are few sites that are totally worth visiting if you are planning to go to Bastogne, Following are few of them which I consider as the best Places of Bastogne Belgium.
Bastogne War Museum
One of the most famous museum holding the articles and monuments of World War II,If you are somehow connected to the World War II, Visiting this museum will be a very sentimental experience, It was closed for renovation but now it is open for tourists.
The Mardasson Memorial
This monument was created in the honour of the soldiers of war, who died while fighting for their country at Battle of Bastogne, names of 76890 american soldiers who died while serving their country at battle of Bulge are engraved on this memorial.
Wood of peace
Around four thousand trees were planted on the 50th anniversary of Battle of Bulge, these trees are dedicated to the American Soldier who died at the Battle of Bulge and the Belgian Soldiers who died in 1944.
The Sherman Tank
One of the famous monument of Bastogne is a Sherman tank of Eleventh US armored division, Name of the tank is thunderbolt and it was renovated recently and now it is serving as a monument of war.
Thats all from my side,If you have any queries regarding your travel to Bastogne Belgium, let us know in the comments. If you want us to include some other famous place in out list of best places of Bastogne Belgium, let us know in the comments, we will consider your request.